Forte Do Vale

  • 35Km from Faro Airport (FAO)
  • 0.5Km to beach
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Water park
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Forte Do Vale Portugal is a modern, family-friendly apartment complex in a quiet part of Albufeira in the Algarve. Guests to the Forte Do Vale can enjoy the fun atmosphere and ... Continue reading

Forte Do Vale Portugal is a modern, family-friendly apartment complex in a quiet part of Albufeira in the Algarve. Guests to the Forte Do Vale can enjoy the fun atmosphere and leisure facilities, delicious dining, and excellent service with warm hospitality.


The 4-star Forte Do Vale complex makes a comfortable base for couples and families with 125 one bedroom apartments set amongst lovely gardens surrounding two good sized outdoor swimming pools, one with a stylish multi-layered design suitable for children.


Forte Do Vale Albufeira has extensive on-site facilities such as a fully equipped fitness centre for your morning workouts and a fun games room. The hotel spa is perfect for relaxing in the sauna or Turkish bath, to get you feeling fresh and full of energy, ready for some exploring of the local area.


The Forte Do Vale restaurant serves a wide range of Portuguese and international cuisine in a buffet style setting, so you can pick and choose what you have for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are numerous cafés and restaurants near the hotel, should you fancy trying the local delicacies.


Forte Do Vale is located just 500m from the lively Forte Beach in the popular resort of Albufeira, well known for its fabulous beaches and watersports. Situated 1.2km from Modelo Shopping Centre and only 2.2km from the popular Santa Eulália Beach, you’ll be sure to find something to suit everyone.


Book today for a fun and friendly trip to the Algarve and stay at the fantastic Forte Do Vale Albufeira.

Activities

  • Billiards
  • Bowling
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Horse riding
  • Mini golf
  • Water park

Other facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • No internet access available

Food and Drink

The Hotel is booked as Self-Catering accommodation with options for Bed and Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board, and All-Inclusive. The Forte Do Vale is proud to present Favors Restaurant for delicious buffet breakfast and lunch service with local and international cuisine (special dietary menu on request). Piccadilly Circus Pub serves a wide variety of drinks and light snacks.

Accommodation

Room facilities

The 4 Star Forte Do Vale features 125 air-conditioned apartments that are bright and airy and feature a modern and colourful interior. All apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenette, Satellite TV, a private bathroom, and a balcony.

Other Information

Check out the delightful little village of Guia with its narrow cobbled streets, traditional cottages and famous selection restaurants, or try your skills at the challenging nearby Pine Cliffs, Balaia Village and Vilamoura Golf Courses.

24 hour reception, Internet area, Wi-Fi Internet access, meeting and banquet facilities, free private parking, safe box.  Guests are welcome to use the facilities at sister hotels nearby: Clube Praia da Oura and Oura Praia Hotel.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Forte Do Vale in Albufeira. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Forte Do Vale in Albufeira easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Forte Do Vale with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

A busy trading port in ancient times, Albufeira declined into a poor fishing town in the 18th century, having been swamped by tidal waves and burnt out by civil war. But since the 1960s the tide has turned again and this central Algarve enclave is once more awash with prosperity, thanks to a tourist boom.

Albufeira, Portugal's most popular holiday resort, has been described as a stretch of 'holiday-land suburbia', spreading from the old town both east and west along the coast, its sandy coves and golden beaches drawing an assorted crowd from retired couples to wild teens, and plenty of families with young children. Satellite resort developments provide every imaginable type and grade of accommodation.

Everyone finds something to enjoy in this sprawling, low-rise holiday destination, which retains its old world charm in narrow alleyways behind the new hip and happening "Strip". The Strip, to the east of town, runs from the Montechoro Hotel down to the Praia da Oura, lined with dozens of cafés, restaurants and bars that keep pumping from breakfast time to the small hours. On the long stretch of beach below Albufeira's central square, accessed through a tunnel, craggy fishermen mend their nets, unperturbed by the languishing topless sunbathers around them.

While the chief holiday attraction of Albufeira is its 23 or so enchanting beaches, most protected by ochre-tinted cliffs, there are some interesting sightseeing possibilities too, like the new Virtual Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery and a small museum showcasing Ming ceramics. Those who venture inland will find a tranquil green countryside to explore, redolent with almond, fig, orange and pine trees, where little villages stand timelessly in the sun.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

While on holiday in Albufeira, relaxing on the golden beaches and in the warm, clear water is enough to content most vacationers, with about 23 beaches (some with Blue Flag status) in the area along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of coastline. Watersports of all sorts are on offer at the main beaches, from sailing and windsurfing to jet skiing. Golfers can try out the neat nine-hole Pine Cliffs course about three miles (5km) east of Albufeira at the Sheraton Algarve.

Those with children will spend fun times at Zoo Marine in Guia, just a few miles away, with water slides, swimming pools, dolphin shows and an aquarium. Just wandering around the intriguing old town centre is a pleasant way to pass a day. Look out for interesting local landmarks like the Clock Tower at Rua Bernardino de Sousa, and the 18th century Parish Church on the Rua da Igreja Nova, built on the site of an earlier one that collapsed in the earthquake of 1755.

One of the few buildings that survived that quake is the Old Inn on Rua Henrique Calado. Also fascinating is the Xorino Cave, which served as shelter for fugitive Moors during the Christian conquest of the town in ancient times. There is also an archaeological museum in Albufeira and several art galleries worth visiting while on holiday.

Restaurants

Like everywhere in Portugal, seafood is the speciality of the house in most of the dozens of restaurants in and around Albufeira. The catch of the day is guaranteed to be fresh in this traditional fishing town, particularly in the eateries clustered at Fisherman's Beach, below the main town square. Specialities to seek out are sardines, flounder and bass, lobster and prawns. A true local dish is Caldeirada, a stew made up of several types of fish, cooked up with potatoes, peppers and parsley. Steamed clams, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and octopus salad are other indigenous culinary adventures. The local wine is a worthy accompaniment. Some recommended restaurants in Albufeira are Dom Carlos at the top of Old Town, popular steakhouse Restaurante Cerro Grande, fun and vibey Johnny Hooper's Saxophone Bistro, or The English Kitchen for traditional British food.

Nightlife

After a day in the sun most holidaymakers enjoy sipping a drink at one of Albufeira's many outdoor cafés, watching the world go by, before adjourning to one of the lively bars that surround the town square or line The Strip. Bars keep hopping until three or four in the morning, but those who want to dance the night away can keep going until sunrise at one of the nightclubs or discotheques that are ten a penny in the town. Some of the more popular clubs and bars are Capitulo V, Kiss and Sir Harry's.

Shopping

From seafront kiosks full of fun-in-the-sun odds and ends to a full on shopping mall experience, Albufeira can keep most shoppers reaching for their wallets with a tantalising array of merchandise. The town's main shopping plaza is the Modelo Centre in Rua de Municipio, north of downtown. Not far away is the lively Algarve Shopping Complex in Guia, where brand name shoes and clothes are on offer in a high street mall type complex, along with restaurants, an English-language cinema and bowling alley. Those seeking genuine local souvenirs should look out for mats made from rush or cornhusks in the villages of Almeijoafras and Monte Novo, woven baskets, woodcarvings and some glazed terracotta ceramics. These are to be found in numerous independent shops in the town centre as well as local markets.

Negatives

During the height of summer Albufeira is a favoured holiday destination for young singles, and it can become a bit rowdy at night.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Euro (€)

This week's weather forecast

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Questions and Answers about Forte Do Vale

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Hello if a guaranteed pool view is available on your chosen dates it will say on the description apartment with pool view if it doesn’t state a view then no view is guaranteed you can only request it

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This property does not offer a pool towel service.

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Hello michelle
Please see below the studio description

Studio

Sleeps: Varies - min 2, max 2
Light and bright studios sleep two, with white-washed walls and pops of colour throughout the furnishings. They come complete with a kitchenette with hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave and kettle. Plus there's a living area with sofa, too.
Facilities:
Balcony or terrace Air-conditioning Cot space
Satellite TV Fridge Kitchenette

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Hello, If your holiday was booked through Love Holidays, please contact customer services on 0333 033 9995 and then will be able to provide you with the contact details. Thanks

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Hello, If you contact us on 0800 215 5900 we can discuss deposit options for you. Regards

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Hi Trubo, a deposit payment can be made however the amount would depend on your travel arrangements. Please give us a call on 0800 2155961 and we can discuss the full holiday plans and work out the deposit amount. Thank you

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Twin bed apartments are available at this hotel and can be requested at the time of booking. Thank you

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